Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 20-05-2019
Google has suspended business operations with Huawei effectively immediately, a forced move that will have a dramatic impact on Huawei devices across the globe.
Reuters reports holders of current Huawei smartphones with Google apps, however, will continue to be able to use and download app updates provided by Google.
The suspension could hobble Huawei's smartphone business outside China as the tech giant will immediately lose access to updates to Google's Android operating system.
Future versions of Huawei smartphones that run on Android will also lose access to popular services, including the Google Play Store and Gmail and YouTube apps.
"Huawei will only be able to use the public version of Android and will not be able to get access to proprietary apps and services from Google.”
The Trump administration on Thursday added Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to a trade blacklist, immediately enacting restrictions that will make it extremely difficult for the company to do business with U.S. counterparts.
Huawei was not immediately reachable for further comment.
Chipmakers including Intel Corp, Qualcomm, Xilinx and Broadcom have told their employees they will not supply critical software and components to Huawei until further notice, Bloomberg reported yesterday, citing people familiar with the matter.